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Old 08-02-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
 
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Default do wavies always need a curly stylist?

so i don't live within a hundred miles to a curly stylist, and i tried to explain a curl friendy cut, but it still didn't turn out too even. it got thinned too much and had a couple "holes"

what can i tell the stylist, or should i just tell her to layer it normally when wet? what type of layers? then touch it up myself? i know you should never cut your own hair, but i've gotten pretty good over the years at having to touch it up myself.

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Old 08-03-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
 
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hi dailywavy,
struttswife posted a great thread about this not long ago, which i've added here. Really great tips
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:14 AM   #3
 
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I've gone to a great stylist for almost 30 years. He does a great cut whomever. You need to find someone who knows hair.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:41 AM   #4
 
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I think any good stylist would be fine, as long as he/she understand you want to wear your hair WAVY, not blown out straight. Some of them seem to have a hard time comprehending this idea.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
 
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My stylist doesn't specialize in curly hair, but he understands that I want to keep mine natural (and even says it's a nice change from a lot of the people he sees!). I usually just ask him to water-wash and cut it without using any products, because all I need is a trim now and then. It's just a question of finding the right haircutter - I used to go to this other stylist in the same salon and she kept trying to straighten my hair. When I told her I didn't want to, she said, "Well, at least let me curl it!" Not good.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:21 PM   #6
 
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Default oh well....on the other side of the ocean

in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens...
Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:42 AM   #7
 
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in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens...
Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

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haha!! dw your not alone on contemplating this one... i want to go on a holiday to the states,so i can sight see of course...and you know while i'm there i might just make an appointment at a curly specialist and do some retail therapy (stock up on cg products!) My boyfriend thinks I'm completely nuts! lol!
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:37 AM   #8
 
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thanks everyone! and the link really helped!
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in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens...
Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

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Oh yeah i know what you mean. It's even really hard to find a good conditioner and a shampoo without sulfate.... Maybe there are stylist specialized for curly hair somewhere in europe. Now that sounds crazy and desperate...

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Old 08-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #10
 
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I'm a wavy and I've noticed a bit difference since switching to a curly stylist. Although I think any stylist knowledgeable in curly hair would be fine.

My stylist isn't far from me (maybe 20 min) but if I didn't live nearby I'd be willing to travel... maybe make a weekend trip or something.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #11
 
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the way the waves and curls in wavy hair are created can be more unpredictable in 2b/2c people than in 3a/3b/3c folks. I'd ask your stylist to wash your hair and allow it to dry thoroughly, so the stylist can see exactly how your waves and curls lie. Once they get a sense for how your curls and waves lie, then they can give you a good cut.

also, in general, NEVER get a haircut with a razor if you have wavy/curly hair. also, in general, for longer hair, layers tend to look good on us wavies/curlies.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:31 AM   #12
 
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I got my hair cut by struttswife (tiff) at LCLF... and I loved it! I would keep going there but I don't live in the area.

I think 2as and 2bs may have an easier time at non-curly places... long layers, NO THINNING, no razors usually give me a pretty decent cut, but I do think 2as and 2bs can benefit from dry cuts curly-style as well. 2cs look more "curly" so they might need a curly dry cut more.

For the most part in the future I think I will continue to seek out curly stylists when/where I can. I think my waves really spring more when cut individually (dry).
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